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Speeication of Letters Patent.
Patented June 4, 1907.
Application filed August 2, 1906. Serial No. 328,907.
To all whom. t 'muy concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY C. WARD, a. citizen of the United States, residing at Chippewa Lake, in the county of Mecosta and State of Michigan, have invented a new and uselul Improvement in Playing-Cards, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a card gaine and the object of the invention is a game of this character which may be either amusing or instructive according to the taste of the player.
The invention consists of a game as hereinalter described, pointed out in the claims and shown in the accompanying drawings, :in which,
Figures l, 22, 3, 4, 5 and 6 show face views of the cards belonging to one suit. Figs. 7, S, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are i ace views of cards of another suit. Figs. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 are i'ace views illustrating 4each one card of a suit', the card from each of six suits being shown.
In these drawings A represents a question card which bears at the top the word Quiz- O, the. numeral 1, to indicate the number of the suit, and a suitable question, which question may either be of an amusing or instructive character. A illustrate four cards also belonging to the same suit as card A, and having the word Quiz O at the top, and the numeral 1 to indicate the suit and each of these cards contains two answers to a question contained on a question card. of another suit. A2 indicates what will be termed a star card, which contains the word Quiz-O at the top, the numeral 1 to indicate the suit, one answer to a question upon a question card of a different suit, and the re resentation of a star and numerals to in 'cate the value of the said star card. In the same manner B indicates a question card of a second suit, B the four answer cards containing two answers each, B2 the star card having thereon one answer, a representation of a star and the numeral 4 0', indicating the value of said star card. C indicates an answer card of suit four, D an answer card of suit 3, E an answer card from suit 6, F an answer card from suit 7, G an answer card from suit 8 and I-I a star card belonging to suit number 10. From an examination of these cards, it will be obvious that there are ten suits in the deck, each ol which consists of 'six cards,
making sixty cards altogether, and the gaine is designed to be played by ten persons but may be ,pla yed by a smaller number by withdrawing some oi' the suits. j-
By referring to sheets 1 and 2 of the drawing, it will be noticed that each suit ol six cards is made up of 'a question card and the four answer cards having two answers therequestion cards of a different suit and one star card having one question and a numeral indicating the Vahle of the card.
The game is played as follows:-Six cards are. distributed by the dealer to the various players or sixty cards in all, assuming that there are ten players. Each player' oxamines the face of the cards dealt to him and when allol' the cards have been dealt, the players trade or exchange cards, each player trading one of his cards for another card, the face of which is unseen by him. The object of the trading is to acquire six cards, all of which belong to the same suit. As soon as a layer holds in his hands, six cards all bearing at the top the saine numeral the player calls out Quiz-G- and the trading is then stopped, the party holding the complete suit puts to the other player the question carried upon his question card. ,The player to whom the question is put must answer from the answers contained upon cards held in his hand.
Various rules maybe adopted for counting points in the game as for exam le, the party who gets what is known as the uizvohand will rget the star number of the suit held by him, and y for every incorrect or mislit answer ven to one of his questions, the party having the Quiz-0 hand makes 5, and if thel player failed to make answer, the party put-- ting the question receives 10. For a correct answer he receives nothing.. The other layers may also count. the highest star num- )er held by them. Any other suitable rules lfor counting points or scoring may be adopted as desired by the layers.
Having thus fully escribed my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is ,1. A deck of playin plurality of suitseac suit consisting of a plurality of cards, one of said cards being a question card, one a star card and the remainon, which answers are to questions uponv IOO cards consisting oF a ing-cards of the suit having answers to ques- 'tions printed thereon, the said answers beingr answers adapted to fit question cards of a, to questions of a suit different from that to dierent suit as and for the purpose set forth. which the answer Cards belong, I
2. A deck of lplaying cards consisting of a HENRY C' WARD' 5 plurality of suits, eac-h suit Consisting of one I VVtnesses:
question card, one star card, and four anu g C. L. GRANT,
swer cards, the answer cards having thereon l I. 0. WARD.